Hello, hello! No post yesterday due technical difficulties. P.S. “technical difficulties” is a fancy way of saying “I’m an idiot and when I plugged in my camera I somehow deleted all of my pictures.”
That wasn’t even the stupidest thing I did all afternoon. We were eating M&M’s on the couch and I didn’t realize that I had spilled a handful until I saw the dog licking them. I picked them up immediately (because chocolate and dogs don’t mix) but we have no idea what I did with them next. We finally determined that I must have eaten them. That’s right, I basically took food out of the dog’s mouth and ate it. Yum.
Yesterday was a disaster any way. We did not run. We did eat nachos. Like, ridiculous nachos; they were almost too cheesy. Oh, and I fell asleep on the couch at 5pm again. I don’t know what my deal is lately but I’m so tired I feel like a zombie! I seem to be a little bit allergic to the dog but overall this has been my best summer ever as far as allergies go. And while summer school is easy I don’t feel like I’m not doing enough and I’m certainly not doing too much. I don’t know why I feel so tired all of the time.
For breakfast a Roasted Nut Roll Larabar Uber was packed.
The last of my Uber line samples, this flavor is my 2nd favorite after Bananas Foster. The mix of nuts included almonds, pecans, peanuts and macadamia nuts. It tasted almost like one of those pecan roll candies with the white stuff in the center!
I should mention that the husband was the one who sweetly did the breakfast packing. Unfortunately I requested an apple to go with my bar and he provided a rock-hard nectarine instead. No fruit for me.
Lunch was a very special feast.
One of our classmates owns the famous, local restaurant Romeo and Juliet’s Cafe and she brought us in a spread.
I had veggie pizza,
a stuffed pepper,
And then I couldn’t help going back for a 2nd slice of pizza.
The stuff on the side is honey mustard dressing and house-made red pepper flake mayo. I dipped my crust in the sauces and was in absolute heaven.
She brought in dessert too.
I finally ate my first cannoli! Loved it!
I bought espresso to drink with my dessert like a real Italian.
A double shot with tons of skim milk and a few shakes of vanilla sugar.
Continuing the excitement, we watched a movie in class this afternoon (it was appropriate, it was a food movie!). Fresh is a documentary that examines the pros and cons of organic versus factory farming and looks at our country’s food system as a whole. A lot of cool people took part in it, including Michael Pollan and Joel Salatin. We all really enjoyed the movie and I highly recommend that you check it out. None of the information was really new to me but it was a great reminder that I need to do a better job of sticking with my principles when we go out to eat. Adam and I only purchase humanely raised meat to cook at home and ideally that is the only type of meat I ever want to consume.
Even more exciting, we got the news that we are getting the day off tomorrow. I am going to go to the mall with some friends and I couldn’t be more jazzed. <– honestly, I clapped my hands and squealed when someone suggested it and I have no idea why because I’m not even going to be buying anything
I had big plans to make up yesterday’s run this afternoon and it just didn’t happen. Actually, I got up and dressed in running clothes this morning (shoes, sports bra, everything) and made it as far as the couch. I thought I would be able to redeem myself after class but I was dreading the run. Every time I got up to go I just felt sad. I need to do a better job of pushing through and working out more consistently (more in general!) but I love running so much that I hate to do it when I’m not going to enjoy it.
I did finally make that soup though.
Tex-Mex Chicken Soup from Cooking Light. It was very good but not great. I was mostly to blame for leaving out important ingredients.
my (mostly stupid) changes to the recipe
- used 1/2 Tbsp less evoo
- subbed green bell pepper instead of red (do you have any idea how expensive red pepper are?!)
- subbed pickled jalapeño
- skipped the cumin, cilantro, and queso (again, $)
- skipped the tomato
- used homemade shredded chicken and stock
I liked the spice level, especially with the pops of sweet corn.
I know this sounds strange, but I think I would have liked it better without the chicken!
Also this happened.
Do not recommend.
Wow, that was a long post!
Have you seen “Fresh” yet? What did you think?